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Re: [xml-dev] missing XPath axis

Johannes.Lichtenberger scripsit:

> I just wandered what was the reason for the authors of the XPath
> recommendations to not include the XPath axis 'child-or-self::' as a
> counterpart to 'descendant-or-self::' in XPath 1.0, 2.0 or at all?

Another point is that an axis has to have unambiguous ordering (okay,
there's the namespace axis, but who cares about that?)  It is not
clear where the self should go on a child-or-self axis: first, last,
in the middle?

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